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Video: Eritrea’s Advancement in Open-Heart Surgery
Eritrea would soon have pediatricians specializing in cardiovascular surgery, Say Italian physicians
A group of Italian physicians currently performing cardiovascular surgery at the Orotta Pediatrics Hospital, expressed conviction that Eritrea would soon have pediatricians specializing on cardiovascular surgery.
In line with the understanding reached with the Health Ministry, the Italian physicians are performing cardiovascular surgery in the country and training Eritrean specialists. The group has been accomplishing effective task as of 2004, and that a number of health personnel were able to upgrade their knowledge.
Prof. Giovanni Stalin, the leader of the group, explained that the mission of the group was initially performing surgical operation, but later on emphasis was given to training Eritrea physicians so as to address shortage of skilled manpower. He further explained the readiness of the Italian University of Padova to provide special surgical education to Eritreans.
Dr. Yosef Tewolde, a specialist on cardiovascular and who pursued education at the University of Padova for one year, said that the opportunity made available shoulders them with heavy responsibility.
Pointing out that cardiac treatment for children costs more than 20 thousand Euro, he said that the Eritrean government’s contribution in this aspect is commendable.
Reports indicated that the Italian medical team comprising 19 health professionals has carried out 7 cardiovascular surgeries in collaboration with Eritrean health personnel. (Shabait: Asmara, 15 November 2011)
State of Eritrea ሃገረ ኤርትራ Hagere Ertra دولة إرتريا
Anthem: Ertra, Ertra, Ertra Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea
Capital (and largest city) Asmara
15°20′N 38°55′E / 15.333°N 38.917°E / 15.333; 38.917
Official language(s) Tigrinya, Arabic, English Other languages Tigre, Saho, Bilen, Afar, Kunama, Nara, Hedareb,.
Ethnic groups 60% Tigrinya, 30% Tigre, 4% Afar, 3% Saho, 3% Kunama
Demonym Eritrean Government Provisional government
- President Isaias Afewerki
- From Italy November 1941
- From United Kingdom under UN Mandate 1951
- from Ethiopia de facto 24 May 1991
- From Ethiopia de jure 24 May 1993
- Total 117,600 km2 (100th)
45,405 sq mi - Water (%) 0.14%
- 2009 estimate 5,224,000 (109th)
- 2008 census 5,291,370
- Density 43.1/km2 (165th)
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
- Total $3.625 billion
- Per capita $681
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
- Total $2.117 billion
- Per capita $397
HDI (2007) steady 0.472 (low) (165th)
Currency Nakfa (ERN)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
ISO 3166 code ER
Internet TLD .er
Calling code 291
1 ,. National TV: Eritrea Television (ERI-TV)
Eritrea (play /ˌɛrɨˈtreɪ.ə/ or /ˌɛrɨˈtriːə/; Ge'ez: ኤርትራ ʾErtrā, Arabic: إرتريا Iritrīyā), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. The capital is Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeast and east of the country has an extensive coastline on the Red Sea, directly across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands are part of Eritrea. Eritrea's size is approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi) with an estimated population of 6 million...